The Golden Star of Rias Baixas: Valdamor Albarino 2007
Education is a big part of our identity. With this slender Spaniard we hope to encourage a few to experiment a little. If you’re into your whites (or want to get into them) and are willing to try something other than another Chardonnay or Sauvignon, the Valdamor Albarino (2007) is sure to convert you, and with a lot more than just it’s striking bottle.
This premium drop won a Decanter Gold Medal this year and has received much admiration from critics worldwide.
The high quality vines are grown in vineyards located in the sandy soils of the south facing slopes of the River Umia in Rias Baixas (northwest Spain), where after months of tender love and care, the Albarino grapes were picked at just the right time, in the third week of September.
The wine is left on fine lees for 8 months in stainless steel tanks giving a special richness and a lingering finish.
The finished product is straw yellow in colour, with aromas of ripe fruits, such as apple. Complex flavours and a rich structure come through on the palate to round off this heavyweight award winning pleasure.
Another Albarino to tempt you is the Orballo, which received a Silver medal from Decanter. It’s an absolute favourite of Joe from Uptime Printing just a few doors down. We’ll be getting more in just for you, Joe. And Frank of RF wine enjoyed this one too. 90/100.
Wine fact: Around 90% of all vines planted in Rias Baixas are those of Albarino.